Beware of Worry

Beware of Worry

What gives you the most worry? We can worry about so many different things. I heard of a man who had a mountain of credit card debt, lost his job, his car was being repossessed and his house was in foreclosure. But he said “I’m not worried about it. I hired a...
Beware of Covetousness

Beware of Covetousness

What is covetousness? It is wanting something you don’t have and which God has not give you. Paul says it is “the love of money” (1 Timothy 6:10). It is also the last of the Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt not covet…” (Exodus 20:17). We might call it...
Beware of Hypocrisy

Beware of Hypocrisy

In his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey tells a story about a Bible study he was teaching. The class began discussing how the hypocritical legalism of the church turned off non-believers. Then they began to ‘swap war stories,’ and Yancey shared his own tale...
A Lesson for Hypocrites

A Lesson for Hypocrites

At the 1993 annual meeting of the American Heart Association, 300,000 people met in Atlanta to discuss, among other things, the importance of a low-fat diet for a healthy heart. Yet, during meals they consumed fat-filled foods, bacon cheeseburgers and fries, at the...
Don’t Miss a Great Opportunity

Don’t Miss a Great Opportunity

When opportunity knocks, open the door. You never know if it will knock again. Do you recall a missed opportunity you wish would return? In 2000 the Detroit Lions had the opportunity to acquire Tom Brady in the NFL draft. But they opted for Stockar McDougle from...